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Men’s Activities

 MidAtlanticMen are engaged in active outreach to churches, clusters/districts, Presbyteries and to the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. Wherever men seek to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ our men can be found providing leadership, guidance, resources, fellowship and service. Each year our men sponsor an Annual Synod Men’s Conference at Massanetta Springs, Virginia, a weekend retreat of spiritual renewal, fellowship and leadership development.


Supporting Your Church’s Men’s Group

Our Area Representatives provide assistance to churches which have an interest in initiating or strengthening men’s ministry through visitations and consultations, planning support for rallies, retreats, men’s nights and other special events which will help to develop and unleash the potential and vitality of a strong men’s ministry. Men’s mission projects are also strongly encouraged and supported.

Presbyterian Men work in harmony with Pastors and existing church programs, in the belief that men’s ministry complements and enhances but does not compete or conflict with, existing church programs.


Chartering of a Church Men’s Group

In order to fully support and participate in the activities and resources of Presbyterian Men each church is strongly encouraged to become a chartered member of the National Council of Presbyterian Men. Annual renewals help maintain your church’s active participation. For more information on chartering, go to the National Council of Presbyterian Men web site.   

Stan Huie
Stan Huie of the Presbytery of the James conducts a in-prison Bible seminar.


Things Presbyterian Men Are Doing Right Now

Fellowship Groups

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner meetings
  • Speakers – spiritual or secular
  • Used as incubators for other men’s initiatives
  • Retiree men’s fellowship & service groups

Bible Study

  • Groups of 2-100 are meeting regularly to study the Word
  • Presbyterian Men have produced excellent study guides
  • Please see below for more information:

Covenant or Accountability Groups 

  • Bible study, sharing & support
  • Group size limited to 6-8
  • Attendance and confidentiality commitment 
  • Held in homes, restaurants, offices and church


Service Groups

  • Prison Seminars and Bible Studies
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Men helping the church or community through service
  • Mentoring and volunteering in schools
  • Small repairs/maintenance in church or in homes of the elderly or single parents
  • Supporting homeless and feeding ministries
  • Transportation & home visits for the sick & elderly
The Sound of bagpipes
The of bagpipes resonates through the hills at the Massanetta Men's Conference

Supporting Youth 

  • Supporting and participating in Scouting programs
  • Trip to ball game for youth of church or community
Annual Conferences 
Weekend Retreats (Individual Church Sponsored)
  • Out of town
  • Guest speakers
  • Small groups
  • Skits 
  • Sports
  • Great food
Golf/Horshoe Tournaments
  • Fund raising and fellowship opportunity
  • Evangelism – invite unchurched or inactive men
Parenting Support
  • Father-son, father-daughter events
  • Seminar on fathering